Flower Essences: GHI
GARLIC [G] Allium sativum (white)
Amaryllidaceae, Amaryllis Family
Body: Releases tension in solar plexus related to fear, anger,
stress; in this context, for children claiming "tummy aches." Affects
liver and gall bladder meridians; minor impact on lung and large intestine
meridians. Detoxes the emotional body; impacts the mental body calming
stage fright, apprehension, rage, etc.
Psyche: Opens the mind for clarity above emotional outbursts.
Useful in tantrums, rage, hysteria; increases calm when dealing with issues
arising from subconscious fears and urges.
BURMESE HONEYSUCKLE [T] Lonicera
hildebrandiana (white to orange)
Caprifoliaceae, Honeysuckle Family
[The world's largest-flowered
honeysuckle; similar in effect to Bach's Honeysuckle, but specific to
Psyche: A remedy of choice when clearing past-life issues,
this assists shifting into the present from past-life issues holding one
back; specific for past-life work, releasing limitations. Often there
is soul-scarring from loss, or lack of mastery regarding lessons previously
GINGERORNAMENTAL See ORNAMENTAL
GINGERSPICE See SPICE
AMARANTH [G] Gomphrena globosa (magenta)
Amaranthaceae, Amaranth Family
Psyche: Encourages commonality of viewpoint in the interest of
love and harmony, to refine a prickly quality that may cause discomfort
to others. Builds understanding, respect and appreciation between two
individuals; useful for lovers who care deeply for each other, yet quarrel
because there is no understanding of individual traits.
LILY [T] Gloriosa superba (red &
Liliaceae, Lily Family
Psyche: Useful for issues of will and codependence, where one
has forfeited the will to be in a relationship, thus has lost power and
lost track of one's soul mission. Clears and aligns the intention to return
to self-sovereign balance.
GLORY BOWER [G] Clerodendrum trichotomum
Verbenaceae, Verbena Family
Body: Calming to the brain and emotional body. Assists relaxing of
muscular tissue; useful in seizures to minimize painful after-effects;
combine with Rose essences in long-term
formulas (+/- 3 months) for lessening frequency and duration of seizures.
Psyche: Reorders incoming information to be less-filtered by fear
and past pain, allowing a more valid experience of ones circumstances.
Nurturing to those who nurture others; balance in the realm of nurturing;
look within to find the source of all nurturance.
Spirit: Enhances balanced states of ecstasy, and stabilization
of the body's energy patterns as a foundation for receiving spiritual
SHRIMP PLANT [T] Justicia aurea (yellow
bracts, white flowers)
Acanthaceae, Acanthus Family
Psyche: Dissolves family dysfunctionality. Parents may re-examine
old paradigms, releasing psychological scarring that interferes with healthy
interactions: corporal punishment, shame-and-blame, overly- or under-significating
a child's experiences, interference with the wholistic learning process.
Give to parents desiring conscious communication with children, to create
healthy, supportive relationships more honoring of each individual. In
choosing this remedy, look for signs of family fear, inappropriate boredom
or frustration, crazy-making ploys.
[W] Senecio vulgaris (yellow)
Asteraceae, Sunflower Family [Senecio Tribe]
Psyche: Releases the need to control or conform to others' expectations;
in releasing constructs, one can be willing to see another's point of
view in clarity. Believing another has a right to their own lessons and
experiences, one can step back and allow this without judgment or manipulation.
Brings dispassion to live a life unhooked by others' experiences and projections.
Self-sufficiency: releases need for others' validations and expectations.
CHESTNUT [T] Pachira aquatica (greenish-white)
Bombacaceae, Bombax Family
Body: With conscious bodywork/therapeutic processes, limiting
resonances can be cleared from the etheric and emotional bodies, allowing
the soul and psyche to develop without inhibition. Use topically or orally
to release blockages in the energy body, usually stemming from difficult
interpersonal interactions, trauma or violence and abuse. Expands the
crown chakra as a fountain of release.
Psyche: Enhances connection with the wisdom-body for
accessing karmic origin of one's current story, releasing it into Light;
aids the physical body's ability to release the story as well. Assists
moving through difficulties in the psyche.
[W] Spiraea douglasii (rose-red)
Rosaceae, Rose Family
Body: Clears bowel blockages; take orally and with enemas.
Psyche: Releases ties that bind while honoring ties that
connect. Opens the heart, releasing grasping tendencies, infantile needs
aimed at others; useful for codependence. Releases the need to cling to
intimates and family members as individual growth creates differing stages
of interaction. Good remedy for weaning children, pets.
BAMBOO [G] Nandina domestica (white)
Berberidaceae, Barberry Family
Body: Slows and regularizes heartbeat, breath, other body systems
in preparation for meditative states.
Psyche: Enhances peace and stillness; use in combinations
to explore deeper aspects of the psyche, where wisdom and deep harmony
Spirit: Significant assist in meditative practices: brings
the mind to deeper harmonies. Those easily distracted from presence of
profundity may more easily amplify the frequencies of stillness and Light.
Empowers spiritual will and dedication to a path of purity, peace, enlightenment.
In beginning a spiritual path, this
remedy can be a signpost or stabilizer for the frequency of peace.
DE LA PASTORA [C] Salvia divinorum
(white with blue calyx)
Lamiaceae, Mint Family
Named for the Shepherdess, Mother Mary,
this Oaxacan herb is used for divination and healing ceremonies.
Body: Clears blocked energetic brain pathways.
Psyche: Carries the resonance of Marian healing; extends
loving compassion to parts of the psyche holding sorrow, delusion, negative
impressions. Facilitates emotional healing for those who hold bitterness
as a shadow over the heart, blocking its natural shine; turn within to
release soul scars, melt barriers holding one back from abundant love.
Useful when experiencing limitation regarding the depth of a relationship;
allows one to release old grudges, invite healing and new growth in one's
life. In situations of abuse, abandonment, loneliness, neglect, brings
one closer to living in love and harmony; get off the treadmill of manipulation
and expectation into sweet acceptance, kindness, mercy.
[G] Alcea rosea, syn. Althaea rosea (pink)
Malvaceae, Mallow Family
[essence prepared by Li Bette Porter, Oregon USA]
Psyche: Tenderness; stimulates hope where one may feel held back,
repressed. Opens and releases barriers of the heart chakra, breaks through
blocks in growth process; with the change of heart one can begin to change
all other aspects of one's life. Offers inspiration to continue, especially
when one considers the journey too difficult; useful with other remedies
for encouragement on the Path.
GINGER [T] Calathea burle-marxii
(mauve with pale blue bracts)
Marantaceae, Arrowroot Family
Spirit: Deepens serenity, passivity, stillness in silence, and
depth of focus in meditative practice. For those who wish to maintain
connection to their own spiritual center as they go about their work and
interpersonal contact, the reservoir of sweetness remains more easily
[T] Sida fallax (orange-yellow)
Malvaceae, Mallow Family
Psyche: Heals and assuages grief related to loss of a dream or
fantasy, offering contentment, consolation, succor, a balm. Heals the
damaged psyche from painful relationships painfully ended; assists picking
up the detritus of a shattered life, to go on. Helps find harmony in a
situation gone awry; accept the Divine Plan, which may include sitting
in the ruins of a castle built on a crumbling foundation. Kindness pours
from esoteric realms, enwrapping one suffering and in pain, ameliorating
and giving release from distraught expression.
INDIANHEAD GINGER [T] Costus
spicata (red & yellow)
Zingiberaceae, Ginger Family
Psyche: When the emotional heart is hardened, this remedy makes
available the more tender emotions found beneath anger and pain; of great
benefit in therapeutic counseling. Useful for overly macho types, male
or female, to choose to express softness and caring rather than a tough
external shell. Consider using when "copping an attitude," where the inner
child is repressed to the point of only petulance showing.
SALVIA [PARAGUAYAN SAGE] [T] Salvia guaranitica
Lamiaceae, Mint Family
Body: Calms emotional and physical bodies. Impacts the third-eye
chakra, bringing Light to the physical body.
Spirit: Opens the psyche to soul wisdom accumulated through
incarnation cycles; recover wisdom from past lives, developing intuition
and internal information-gathering systems. Children may tune into the
wisdom they carry from other incarnations; men who have closed down their
intuition choose to open again.
tenax [W] (purple with white & yellow)
Iridaceae, Iris Family
[essence prepared by Li Bette Porter, Oregon USA]
Psyche: Gives fortitude through dangerous, unpredictable times,
especially when changing significant patterns. Helps hold the vision of
what one truly seeks to create in one's life, inspiring tenacity through
the difficulties of reordering one's manifestations; honors inner integrity
through insult, misunderstanding and denigration by others. Useful when
starting over into a radical change of lifestyle that initially may create
chaos and discord from others, but which intention is in the long run
to serve the greatest good and harmony. Brings strength with humility,
tenacity; never give up once one has made a choice from integrity, standing
steadfast for what one knows to be true and honorable. Augments and strengthens
will and clarity in creating a new reality; holds the vision and intention
through seeming chaos, where parts of the inner and outer life appear
to contradict each other's needs.